Building upon the foundation of forgotten ephemera, the meticulously crafted collage art of Human Wreckage transforms the simple into the sublime. By assembling images culled from varied historical frames, ranging from mid-century pop to antiquity, the works evoke an ethereal timelessness.
The unconventional juxtaposition of diverse subject matter simultaneously elevates the mundane and humbles the divine. It is at once violently innocent and joyously satirical.
The works do not merely recount dream imagery but rather entice the viewer into a dreamlike state. Through the constant repetition of pattern, old images blend into new forms while subjects float in and out of focus. Linear time crumbles as past, present and future exist as one singular moment.
The artist's unwavering adherence to the handcut analog format is paramount. The intrinsic history of each element is as crucial to the narrative as the subject itself. Every page, every photo is haunted by the hands that held them and the eyes that adored them. Each cut into the paper releases the ghosts of history.
Human Wreckage received a BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2001 with a major in Illustration. The Artist currently lives, cuts and creates in Nowhere Fast USA.